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Letters to the Editor

Response to ‘tax more’

To the Editor:

Sure, Bernice (“Tax more,” April 6), let’s tax people who work hard and take risks because you think they make too much money.

While we are at it, let’s shut down all the charities and businesses started by these people. If government can do everything so well, maybe we should put them in charge of education, energy, agriculture and health care choices.

Oh, wait, they have been in control of all those things, and not one of them has increased your freedom, put more food on your table, educated your children better or increased your health care options to something greater than it was before government became involved.

It’s become too easy in this country to take from others, limit someone else’s freedom, impose an opinion into someone’s beliefs, to silence people who have a different view than ourselves.

You talk of government needing more money at the state and federal levels. For what reason do they need more money? We have so few freedoms remaining. I would propose that they already have too much. They spend all that money doing things that were never intended.

Instead of taking from others to fund a bloated government, why don’t we have government do only what the Constitution gives it power to do? Maybe that way the government would have more money than they need to accomplish what they are suppose to do, and people who work hard and make more money would have more to grow our economy.

John Sirridge

Crystal Lake

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